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Feb 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 8:30am EST
to the white house. they'll be meeting with president obama and first lady michelle obama. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will also address the governors, and that'll happen at about 10:45 eastern. we will have live coverage of that here on c-span2. and we have more now from the national governors' association session focused on education, specifically the training, recruitment and retention of teachers and education leaders. governors heard from two presenters on the subject, co-director of the advocacy group public interest and an education scholar with the american enterprise institute. the discussion was led by connecticut governor dan malloy who chairs the national governors' association education and work force committee, also vice chair iowa governor terry branstad. this entire session lasts about an hour and a half. we'll show you as much of it as we can until the event with the president, and that'll happen in 45 minutes. >> the meeting of the national governors' association education and work force committee is called to order. thank you for joining us today. i'm daniel
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 7:30am EST
or tend to create a michelle obama. -- monopoly. that is essential to a healthy market. recently two of the four legacy carriers in the -- and u.s. airways announced plans to merge. the results entity would be called american airlines lead by u.s. air's chief executive office. the department of justice must review this. it's a technical inyour i are and the department should be guided by the facts and the law. the basic question that the department should seek to answer is how this merger's impacts on competition would affect consumer welfare. congress has an oversight responsibility to insure -- ensure that the department of justice conducts it is in thorough, fair, and reasonably prompt fashion. the department should ask whether it would enable american to raise ticket prices or ancillary fees, or reduce services especially routes currently served by both airlines. it should ask whether there's sufficient competition on the routes such as from low cost carriers to keep a post merger american airlines in competitive check. it should ask whether a post merger a new carrier would move
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 8:30pm EST
and portrait of each first lady, comments from historians, and michele obama's remarks. now available for $12.95 at c-span.org/products. >> c-span was created by america's cable companies in 1979. rocky was a public service by your television provider. >> on c-span2 tonight, a forum on how advances in technology affect privacy. then former house secretaries talk about fannie mae and freddie mac. and then automatic budget cuts or states. >> the housing commission released a report on monday calling for the elimination of fannie mae and freddie. it included henry cisneros, mel martinez, kit bond, julia stasch, frank keating and pamela patenaude. >> this is the target and it means mostly helping people secure private housing. which is assistance that is not mostly government own housing, but private housing and that is where most of the housing is. we need to make it more affordable. we will take a question from someone on this site. then if we could get through the next five minutes. yes, ma'am? >> i represent retired professionals and those that remain passionate about housing. when i started
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
everyday americans to the speech. so that is how the tradition started, and first lady michelle obama expected to have guests in many her box relate -- in her box related to the issue over gun control. our coverage here on c-span for state of the union address starting at 8 p.m. eastern time here on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org for more details. back to question for all of you about sequestration. spending cuts versus tax increases? what do you think should happen? should there be compromise perhaps? john mccain, the senator, republican, from arizona sparked this headline in "the washington post": mccain says maybe to new taxes to avert sequestration. here's what he had to say. >> the president is the same one that during the campaign said it's not going happen. remember that? he just dismissed it. and a lot of us, in fact, lindsey graham, kelly ayotte and i were traveling around the country warning about what was going to happen as a result of sequestration, and it is devastating. the world is very dangerous. i'm sorry i'm a little emotional about, but the men and women servin
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
, including mental health care for our wounded warriors -- [applause] president obama: supporting our military families, giving our veterans the benefits and education and job opportunities they have earned. i want to thank my wife, michelle, and dr. jill biden for their continued dedication to serving our military families as well as they have served us. thank you, honey, thank you, jill. [applause] president obama: defending our freedom, though, is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given rights are protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. [applause] president obama: when any american no matter where they live, or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot? we are betraying our ideals. [applause] president obama: so, tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america, and it definitely needs improvement. i'm asking two long-time experts
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